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Yahoo LTspice Shutting Down

Started by Steve Wilson October 18, 2019
Yahoo is terminating service on Oct 21. The LTspice group is moving to

https://groups.io/g/LTspice/topics

The migration is in process. The AllFiles folder may be missing some updates. 
Helmut tried to update the file but Yahoo refused to allow it. These problems 
and other glitches will probably be corrected soon.

Many people are pleased with the move. Due to the many problems with Yahoo, I 
and others have proposed making this move for years, but Helmut didn't want 
to take the risk. Now that he has no choice, he is now committed to make the 
move as quick and simple as possible.

Finally!!

On 2019/10/17 8:49 p.m., Steve Wilson wrote:
> Yahoo is terminating service on Oct 21. The LTspice group is moving to > > https://groups.io/g/LTspice/topics > > The migration is in process. The AllFiles folder may be missing some updates. > Helmut tried to update the file but Yahoo refused to allow it. These problems > and other glitches will probably be corrected soon. > > Many people are pleased with the move. Due to the many problems with Yahoo, I > and others have proposed making this move for years, but Helmut didn't want > to take the risk. Now that he has no choice, he is now committed to make the > move as quick and simple as possible. > > Finally!! >
There is a cost to the group owner of something like $110USD for the first year to have the group migrated to groups.io as you have to use the 'Premium' service. After a year the group owner can switch to free service - hope they remember to do that... I hope your group members are passing the hat! John :-#(#
I am in many and even own a few Yahoo groups such as LTspice.  Yahoo provided a rather brief notice with groups being disabled for new content Oct 28.  With groups.io being an even better second choice it seemed to be no biggie, but groups.io quickly put on a $110 fee for porting the group.  Then they doubled it to $220.  

I don't know if this fee is really necessary or if they did an analysis and found it was simply a better price point from the perspective of making more money.  Either way it has priced all of the groups I own from being ported and a number of groups I am in will not be ported as well.  

I'm not a fan of groups.io anymore. 

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On 26/10/2019 04:53, Rick C wrote:
> I am in many and even own a few Yahoo groups such as LTspice. Yahoo provided a rather brief notice with groups being disabled for new content Oct 28. With groups.io being an even better second choice it seemed to be no biggie, but groups.io quickly put on a $110 fee for porting the group. Then they doubled it to $220. > > I don't know if this fee is really necessary or if they did an analysis and found it was simply a better price point from the perspective of making more money. Either way it has priced all of the groups I own from being ported and a number of groups I am in will not be ported as well.
Have a look at this: https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1185393774114918400 ( tinyurl.com/savegroups ) Perhaps if you nominate your groups, archiveteam.org might be able to preserve the existing content.
> > I'm not a fan of groups.io anymore.
I have heard that it is theoretically possible to migrate a group to a free account on groups.io with some script that was suggested in various places, but I haven't tried it. Supposedly the expensive account is just easier.
On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:02:34 AM UTC-4, Chris Jones wrote:
> On 26/10/2019 04:53, Rick C wrote: > > I am in many and even own a few Yahoo groups such as LTspice. Yahoo provided a rather brief notice with groups being disabled for new content Oct 28. With groups.io being an even better second choice it seemed to be no biggie, but groups.io quickly put on a $110 fee for porting the group. Then they doubled it to $220. > > > > I don't know if this fee is really necessary or if they did an analysis and found it was simply a better price point from the perspective of making more money. Either way it has priced all of the groups I own from being ported and a number of groups I am in will not be ported as well. > > Have a look at this: > https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1185393774114918400 > > ( tinyurl.com/savegroups ) > > Perhaps if you nominate your groups, archiveteam.org might be able to > preserve the existing content. > > > > > I'm not a fan of groups.io anymore. > I have heard that it is theoretically possible to migrate a group to a > free account on groups.io with some script that was suggested in various > places, but I haven't tried it. Supposedly the expensive account is just > easier.
Yes, much easier. I created a GoFundMe account who only took 5% of the take and in one day got $210 of the $220 required. $210 because of the GoFundMe fee. Someone donated another $15, but that would give me a surplus, so I'm refunding that and will chip in the other $10 myself. So, problem solved. -- Rick C. + Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging + Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209
On 28/10/2019 15:03, Rick C wrote:
> On Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:02:34 AM UTC-4, Chris Jones wrote: >> On 26/10/2019 04:53, Rick C wrote: >>> I am in many and even own a few Yahoo groups such as LTspice. Yahoo provided a rather brief notice with groups being disabled for new content Oct 28. With groups.io being an even better second choice it seemed to be no biggie, but groups.io quickly put on a $110 fee for porting the group. Then they doubled it to $220. >>> >>> I don't know if this fee is really necessary or if they did an analysis and found it was simply a better price point from the perspective of making more money. Either way it has priced all of the groups I own from being ported and a number of groups I am in will not be ported as well. >> >> Have a look at this: >> https://twitter.com/textfiles/status/1185393774114918400 >> >> ( tinyurl.com/savegroups ) >> >> Perhaps if you nominate your groups, archiveteam.org might be able to >> preserve the existing content.
To get private groups archived there are some instructions here: https://www.archiveteam.org/index.php?title=Yahoo!_Groups#Adding_Private_Groups_to_the_Public_Archive
>>> I'm not a fan of groups.io anymore. >> I have heard that it is theoretically possible to migrate a group to a >> free account on groups.io with some script that was suggested in various >> places, but I haven't tried it. Supposedly the expensive account is just >> easier. > > Yes, much easier. I created a GoFundMe account who only took 5% of the take and in one day got $210 of the $220 required. $210 because of the GoFundMe fee. Someone donated another $15, but that would give me a surplus, so I'm refunding that and will chip in the other $10 myself. > > So, problem solved. >
FWIW I also used the "privacy dashboard" thingy, can't find URL at the moment, perhaps this one: https://www.verizonmedia.com/policies/us/en/verizonmedia/privacy/dashboard/index.html I requested a download of my data, and after a few days they e-mailed me that a zip file of my data was ready. It seems to contain all of the messages and files from every yahoo group that I was a member of. This is nice to have as insurance - I hear that there is quite a backlog for migration to groups.io and it is nice to have a copy on my machine in the mean time.